18th arrondissement of Paris

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The 18th arrondissement (XVIIIe arrondissement), located on the Rive Droite (Right Bank), is one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, France. It is mostly known for hosting the district of Montmartre, which contains a hill dominated by the Sacré Cœur basilica, as well as the famous Moulin Rouge.

The 18th arrondissement also contains the African and North African district of Goutte d'Or which is famous for its market, the marché Barbès, where one can find various products from that continent.


The land area of this arrondissement is exactly 6.005 km2 (2.319 sq. miles, or 1,484 acres).


The population of Paris's 18th arrondissement peaked in 1931 with 288,810 inhabitants. Today, the arrondissement remains very dense in population and business activity with 184,586 inhabitants and 70,285 jobs as of the most recent census (1999).

Historical population

(of French censuses)
Population Density
(inh. per km2)
1872 138,109 22,980
1931 (peak of population) 288,810 48,095
1954 266,825 44,397
1962 254,974 42,460
1968 236,776 39,430
1975 208,970 34,799
1982 186,866 31,118
1990 187,657 31,250
1999 184,586 30,739
2009 200,631 33,383


In 2012 John Henley of The Guardian said the 18th arrondissement was "an area comparable in many ways to London's Tower Hamlets." Template:France immigration Template:Arrondissements of Paris


Places of interest

  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Paris
  • Basilica of Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc (Paris)
  • Église Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre
  • Église Saint-Bernard de la Chapelle
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Musée d'Art Naïf - Max Fourny

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of France and Western Europe has its headquarters in the arrondissement.

Districts within the 18th arrondissement

  • Montmartre
  • Pigalle
  • Goutte d'Or, a working-class neighborhood in the arrondissement
  • Quartier de La Chapelle


Dailymotion has its headquarters in the arrondissement. In addition, Dargaud also has its headquarters there.



External links

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